Fans of the show "Grey's Anatomy" have favorite characters and storylines, but what about the person who creates all of this? Shonda Rhimes, who was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 13, 1970, is the lady behind the success of this show.
Rhimes, a storyteller from a young age, is not only a great executive producer and creator of "Grey's Anatomy," but also a feature film writer. Rhimes, a very smart student, graduated from the highly acclaimed Dartmouth College with a bachelors degree. After graduation, she made the move to California, but first to San Francisco where she worked in advertising and then to Los Angeles where she could study screenwriting at the University of Southern California and eventually get her Masters of Fine Art.
Rhimes did what most graduates do after college, they look for jobs. And as in many industries, screenwriting and Hollywood are a tough business to crack. She worked her way around the business, and then got her break, as a director, for a short film called "Blossoms and Fails" which starred Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jeffery Wright.
Since then, Shonda has many titles to her resume which include "writer" for shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and "The Princess Diaries 2:Royal Engagement". Her latest accomplishment is an unreleased TV series called "Scandal" about a woman whose job it is to fix things before disaster occurs. She has a team that will, each week, try to avert a crisis before it is too late. With Rhimes behind that creative wheel, this could be just one of her many successes.
When interviewed this summer by TV Guide, Rhimes was asked what was in store for "Grey's" this coming season, and she let's us know that the residents are growing up since this is their last year as residents, but this year she is not sure how it will all pan out. She writes a lot of different scenarios. She did mention they are going to have a lot of fun with Dr. April Kepner, the new Chief Resident who is a bit shy and bumblingly annoying, yet adorable and sensitive.
The fall season is upon us, with summer passing too fast, but we have so much to look forward to when the new season of "Grey's Anatomy" begins. "Grey's" airs Thursday nights on ABC.
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